Pros: Head Material, Overall Quality, Usability
What else could you need?
I had this model and the smallest version some years back. I gave them to a good friend when my change in residence made me downsize, but I never forgot them or their astonishing diversity. Having hunted hogs for most of my life, I can say with the confidence of long experience that once I came into possession of the full-sized Samburu spear, I was pretty upset that it hadn't been available all the wasted years before Cold Steel offered it. Now so you know, I took the sole spike off and hafted the point to a 4-foot oak shaft, but then that is where the magic happened. I realized that a seven-foot-long piece of ash with a heavy steel blade on the end was extraneous. You cut the weight down by 50%, and I absolutely loved its fast action and deadly penetration. If you use the Samburu to hunt a hog, you don't need to hang on to the spear; it goes all the way through, the hog doesn't go very far. As for self defense, someone taking a spear from you that has a greased, 2-foot steel shaft as the business end is impossible. This is the best designed spear I have ever used. It's light, you get it back every time, and it can transfix a 500lb animal from its chest to the exit chute. Plus, it breaks down small enough to fit in a bow quiver. I was not sorry to buy mine, and from Knifecenter they're cheaper now than they were new ten years ago. You can't afford not to own one, if you have room.